pleonasm

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ple·o·nasm

 (plē′ə-năz′əm)
n.
1.
a. The use of more words than are required to express an idea; redundancy.
b. An instance of pleonasm.
2. A superfluous word or phrase.

[Late Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos, from pleonazein, to be excessive, from pleōn, more; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

ple′o·nas′tic (-năs′tĭk) adj.
ple′o·nas′ti·cal·ly adv.

pleonasm

(ˈpliːəˌnæzəm)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of more words than necessary or an instance of this, such as a tiny little child
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a word or phrase that is superfluous
[C16: from Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos excess, from pleonazein to be redundant]
ˌpleoˈnastic, ˌpleoˈnastical adj
ˌpleoˈnastically adv

ple•o•nasm

(ˈpli əˌnæz əm)

n.
1. the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy.
2. an instance of this, as free gift.
[1580–90; < Late Latin pleonasmus < Greek pleonasmós redundancy, surplus, derivative of pleonázein to be more than enough, derivative of pleíōn more]
ple`o•nas′tic, adj.
ple`o•nas′ti•cal•ly, adv.

pleonasm

1. the use of unnecessary words to express an idea; redundancy.
2. an instance of this, as true fact.
3. a redundant word or expression. — pleonastic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
1. the use of unnecessary words to express an idea; redundancy.
2. an instance of this, as true fact.
3. a redundant word or expression. — pleonastic, adj.
See also: Language

pleonasm

A superfluous word or phrase, or the use of more words than necessary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleonasm - using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

pleonasm

noun
Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision:
Translations
pleonasmus
pleonazmusszinonimahalmozásszószaporítás

pleonasm

[ˈpliːənæzəm] Npleonasmo m

pleonasm

nPleonasmus m